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Laboratory Verification Program for Poultry - Complaint and Appeal Process  
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A laboratory that has been involuntarily removed from the program may file a written appeal with the Deputy Administrator of the Science and Technology Programs supported by any argument and evidence as to why the laboratory should not be removed from the program. Within 30 days of receipt of the written appeal, the Deputy Administrator shall make a determination and take such action, as deemed appropriate, with respect to the removal. The name, address, and telephone number of the current Deputy Administrator are as follows:

 
Ruihong Guo, Ph.D.
Deputy Administrator
USDA, AMS, Science and Technology
1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 3543-S
Washington, D.C. 20250-0270
Telephone: (202) 720-5231

 
When an appeal to the Deputy Administrator of the Science and Technology Programs is not resolved to the satisfaction of a laboratory, the appeal may be filed with the Administrator of Agricultural Marketing Service. Within 90 days of receipt of the written appeal, supporting arguments, and evidence, the Administrator shall make a determination and take such action, as deemed appropriate, with respect to the removal. The name, address, and telephone number of the current Administrator are as follows:

 
Anne Alonzo
Administrator
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 3071-S
Washington, D.C. 20250-0201
Telephone: (202) 720-4276

 
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  Last Modified Date: 10/25/2013